Commentaries & Articles
Indo-Russian Relations in the Changing Geopolitical Environment
Geopolitical Environment
India-Russia relations have stood the test of time for several decades. But they are under considerable pressure now due to the ongoing multi-dimensional global crisis, which has impacted the two countries differently.
AIIMS Cyber-Incident— An ‘e-epidemic’ Situation for Digital Bharat
तावद्भयेषु भेतव्यं यावद्भयमनागतम् । आगतं तु भयं वीक्ष्य प्रहर्तव्यमशङ्कया ॥ “A thing may be dreaded as long as it has not overtaken you, but once it has come upon you, try to get rid of it without hesitation.”– Chanakya Neeti 5.3[1]
Foreign Secretary’s Visit to Myanmar: Border Security Gets Foremost Priority
The latest visit by the Indian Foreign Secretary, Vinay Mohan Kwatra, to Myanmar on 20-21 November 2022[1] brings back attention to India’s foremost priority, which is border management and security in Northeast India. The Indian delegation led by Foreign Secretary was received by a member of the State Adminis¬tration Council Union Minister, Lt-Gen Yar Pyae. This write-up compares the two visits of the Indian Foreign Secretaries in December 2021 and November 2022 respectively.
India’s Healthcare Diplomacy with Africa reflects Southern Solidarity
The tiny African nation Gambia has recently been in the news due to the unfortunate deaths of 70 children from July to September, reportedly connected to four paediatric cough syrups made in India.[1]In September, Gambia's Government opened an investigation into the deaths of children.
Russia’s Ukraine War and the Concept of Balance of Power since Congress of Vienna
Prologue
From Congress of Vienna to the beginning of the First World War; Europe survived for nearly a century without a major war like the one it saw ended with the Battle of Waterloo or the one it would see starting in 1914.
A Quiet Revolution in the Making
The RFP and Beyond
On 07 Sept 2022, a Request for Technical and Commercial Proposal (RFP) was issued by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) on behalf of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) for the design and developmentof 5 lakh secure microchips, 50,000 of which were to be absorbed in the armed forces.
Why Securing the Information Domain has become an Urgent Necessity for India?
A Special Meeting of the UN Security Council’s Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC) was conducted in India in October this year. It was led by the External Affairs Minister, Dr S. Jaishankar, on India’s behalf, where he emphasized the increasing usage of emerging technologies, especially social media, for furthering terrorism.
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